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18 minutes ago, Stellaboz said:

James McPake reported as joining Dunfermline today.

 

What are we getting? He took you up the play off to the Premiership right? Should be more than capable at League One level surely?

Expect an imbalanced team full of his mates, with players playing out of position and no way of knowing how to turn around a game when you are losing. He is also rumoured to be a bully to the more inexperienced players.

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12 minutes ago, johnnydun said:

Expect an imbalanced team full of his mates, with players playing out of position and no way of knowing how to turn around a game when you are losing. He is also rumoured to be a bully to the more inexperienced players.

Sounds like a big improvement on our last two managers then, cheers!

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It's written by Scott Burns, one of the better journos tbf and there were rumours at the time it was between Dundee & ourselfs for his signature.

Scott Burns is "one of the better journalists" because he gets the inside scoop on transfer stories as a result of his good relationship with managers and agents. And one of the ways you build those good relationships is by writing puff pieces about them like this one, which makes McPake look hard done by at Dundee and boosts his reputation as a result.
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1 minute ago, johnnydun said:

Christie Elliot and Leigh Griffiths incoming...

And I can see someone is out wrapping the trees and lamp posts on Halbeath Road in cotton wool. Must be Adam incoming too.

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24 minutes ago, johnnydun said:

Expect an imbalanced team full of his mates, with players playing out of position and no way of knowing how to turn around a game when you are losing. He is also rumoured to be a bully to the more inexperienced players.

Yeah, the 'keep throwing on strikers policy' wasn't a success.

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18 minutes ago, Shandön Par said:

And I can see someone is out wrapping the trees and lamp posts on Halbeath Road in cotton wool. Must be Adam incoming too.

Too soon mate.

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I think McPake could do well at Dunfermline and I’d think there’s a good chance Charlie Adam will end up there with him. His biggest failing for me was never having a plan B

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2 hours ago, johnnydun said:

Christie Elliot and Leigh Griffiths incoming...

I hope the Canadian Crippler isn’t off too…

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James McPake reported as joining Dunfermline today.
 
What are we getting? He took you up the play off to the Premiership right? Should be more than capable at League One level surely?
Unless he signs Charlie Adam, enjoy a mid table finish. Also should you have any potentially prolific strikers expect them to be punted and to start banging in the goals elsewhere.

Basically he's not a good manager.
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Lamie isn't any better than what we have which isn't very good in the first place. Gives our new manager a bit more money to spend as we'd have offered Lamie a decent wedge to leave Motherwell.

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On 22/05/2022 at 21:04, Mr. Alli said:

Can't see any reason why Scott Allan wouldn't want to come back to Dens. I'd even promise to adhere to the rules set out in the restraining order if he promises to sign. 

Injured too often. 

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I’m disappointed to see Lamie stay at Motherwell. He would’ve greatly improved us defensively. 
 

Apparently only Jack Ross and Shaun Maloney left in the run for the manager’s job according to the courier. Wouldn’t grumble with either but I hope it’s Jack Ross  

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20 hours ago, K.T said:

I think McPake could do well at Dunfermline and I’d think there’s a good chance Charlie Adam will end up there with him. His biggest failing for me was never having a plan B

What kind of formation was preferred by McPake. 1 or 2 up top, back 3 or 4. One holding midfielder or double pivot?

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48 minutes ago, Chubbychops said:

What kind of formation was preferred by McPake. 1 or 2 up top, back 3 or 4. One holding midfielder or double pivot?

One up top. Even if you have 4 good strikers he will play one up top. 

He will attempt three at the back. Again - even if you don't have the players for the system, he will attempt it. 

Usually played with two 'sitters'. 

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2 hours ago, Chubbychops said:

What kind of formation was preferred by McPake. 1 or 2 up top, back 3 or 4. One holding midfielder or double pivot?

Pretty much what Mr Alli said above and I’d also add you may see two strikers in the starting XI and think he’s playing 2 up front but you will soon realise he’s playing a striker on the wing.

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